April 30, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

CUMBERLAND, [MD]--Saturday’s public rally of the Ku Klux Klan in front of the Allegany County Courthouse on Washington Street began a bit earlier than its announced start time and ended less than 45 minutes later when the rally participants drove away in their vehicles. No incidents were reported although the rally was met by several hundred people who gathered in the area of the courthouse to protest the presence of the KKK Traditional Rebel Knights from Braddock Heights near Frederick. The rally was scheduled to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. but ended by 12:30 p.m. as the rally participants drove away in their private vehicles that had been parked in a lot just off Prospect Square at th  

April 29, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--An op-ed column published in The New York Times that linked American troops coming home from war and the growth in white supremacist groups drew sharp criticism from veterans groups. Although writer Kathleen Belew stated in the piece that the "vast majority of veterans are neither violent nor mentally ill" and that those who turn violent are more likely to harm themselves than anyone else, veterans groups read the op-ed as an attack on military veterans. Belew has not responded to Military.com's request for an interview, but the authors of reports and books examining the growth of extremists and gangs emerging from the military say law enforcement is justified in its con  

April 28, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

WASHINGTON, [DC]--State and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that the public can "fully understand what is happening in our communities, and how to stop it," FBI Director James Comey said Monday. The FBI publishes hate crime statistics — offenses motivated by a bias against a race, religion and sexual orientation, among other classifications — from the data it receives from local law enforcement agencies, but those reports are generally incomplete since not all jurisdictions contribute information. The FBI director was addressing the group just weeks after an avowed white supremacist was charged in Kansas with killing three people out  

April 28, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

CHATTANOOGA, [TN]--The National Socialist Movement is known for being outspoken against people of color, the Jewish faith, and the LGBT community. Their mission: to defend the rights of white people, reform illegal immigration, and preserve European culture. One movement supporter says it's not other races he dislikes, but their "takeover of jobs and culture." Groups like NSM and Aryan Nations believe allowing other races to succeed in America is irresponsible. The group's arrival comes with opposition from many, including one civil rights activist. Reverend Jesse Jackson preempted the group's visit with his own message. Police created a barricade to separate the NSM members and people prote  

April 28, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

WASHINGTON, [DC]--The U.S. Capitol Police - the law enforcement agency charged with protecting the U.S. Capitol and top officials of Congress - is investigating threats made against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The investigation comes in the wake of Reid calling supporters of renegade rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists.” It’s not clear, however, who is being investigated and whether the targets of that investigation are among the armed militia-type protesters who have gathered and camped at the Bundy ranch, since the Bureau of Land Management’s abortive attempt to round up Bundy cattle illegally grazing on federal land. The threat investigation is a sad reminder that mod  

April 28, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

LAS VEGAS, [NV]--Concerns are growing about members of the militia surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy. Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, sent a letter to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the safety of residents in the Bunkerville area. Horsford says his constituents have "expressed concern" over the presence of armed militia groups from out of state. According to Horsford, his constituents say the militia have set up checkpoints where residents must prove they live in the area before they are allowed to pass and have set up a "persistent presence" along federal highways, and state and county roads. They also claim some have established an armed presence in the community. Horsford told   

April 27, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

CLATSKANIE, [OR]--A Clatskanie man arrested after an eight-hour standoff with police demanded Mountain Dew and marijuana, exposed himself and spray painted white supremacist writings. James Marco Bryan and Carrie Hurley, both 44, were arrested around 8:30 p.m. Saturday after authorities shot tear gas canisters into their home on the 100 block of Southwest Bryant Street. They were lodged at Columbia County Jail in St. Helens. Hurley was charged with hindering prosecution. Bryan was charged with resisting arrest, indecent exposure and first-degree criminal mischief. Bryan was also wanted on two parole or probation warrants for reckless driving and absconding. Bryan repeatedly contacted Clatska  

April 25, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

WASHINGTON, [DC]--Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" discusses Cliven Bundy's "apology" for his racist comments, Georgia's "guns allowed everywhere" law and French Economist Thomas Piketty's theory on why the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. In tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks Cliven Bundy and right-wing terrorism with Crooks and Liars Founder John Amato, DT Analytics' Daryl Johnson and the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights' Devin Burghart. View More>>  

April 23, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

NACOGDOCHES, [TX]--An East Texas man is dead after an officer-involved shooting with a deputies from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were involved in a shooting with Darrell Joseph Legnon, 25, during a traffic stop in Cushing, Tuesday night. At around 11:00 p.m., a Cushing Independent School District Resource Officer conducted a traffic stop after seeing a suspicious car on the school campus. The motorist attempted to drive away from the officer, but he was able to catch up with the car and stop the it on Highway 204 at 6th Street. Two Nacogdoches County Deputies were in the area at the time and responded as a backup unit. During the traffic stop, Legnon unex  

April 22, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

DURHAM, [NH]--New Hampshire State Police have brought a robot to the scene of the suspicious package found outside the U.S. Forestry Service office on Mast Road earlier this morning. The robot was being unloaded from a state police vehicle at approximately 9:30 a.m. The report of the suspicious package was made at approximately 8:25 a.m. and Durham Fire Department and police department responded to the scene. An estimated 30 people were evacuated from the building. Mutual aid from area fire departments was been called to cover Durham while the Durham Fire Department is at the scene. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is expected to host an Earth Day roundtable discussion to highlight the imp